Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The book has arrived!

The book has arrived!
Originally uploaded by ricklibrarian.
I have to grin! The book is here! As soon I came home today, Bonnie revealed that a box from Libraries Unlimited/ABC Clio had arrived. Inside were my personal copies of Real Lives Revealed: A Guide to Reading Interests in Biography. We took the heavy box to the dining room table where Caramel watched closely as I opened the top flaps and removed a copy. Bonnie caught it all for the ages.

I finally know that the book is a total of 601 pages. That includes 600 reviews, a chronology of biography, three appendices, and three indexes. I hope many readers and librarians find them useful.

The official publication date is next Tuesday, June 30. There will be copies at the American Library Association Conference in July.


Meredith said...

Congratulations! It must be so exciting to finally have it in-hand! :)

ricklibrarian said...

Thanks, Meredith. Holding it is especially gratifying. I showed to everyone at work on Thursday. I was grinning all day.

Citizen Reader said...

It's beautiful! I hope you have so much fun seeing in its display at ALA!

laura said...

Congratulations! I'm so sorry I won't be at ALA to see it and you in person.